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Jul 16, 2004 - Rome

Got to Rome and got a room which is actually one room of a two bedroom apartment very close to the Colossuem and in not a bad area. Speaking of which Rome has that big city feel with some big city problems. Pick pocketing is so bad here that they even remind you every 5 minutes on the subway to watch out for pick pocketers. We saw some shady characters more than once. Just got to keep your eyes open. The real crime here is the price of a coke. 3.50 Euros for a can of coke. Thats more than 5 bucks. (Thank you, I'll take two). Walked a...

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Jul 10, 2004 - Florence was awesome!

Florence has been much more laid back then our previous cities. Everything here is easy to reach on foot, nothing more than a 15 minute walk from another. The shopping here is great as our wallets took quite a hit. The evening of the 8th we went out to an Irish pub and met some guys from Ohio and Texas. Quite an interesting bunch. They invited us to go with them to this all you can drink night club. We did have all you can drink and then had quite a hard time finding our hotel. Shelly saved the day as I could not find my way to save my...

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Lost in Europe

Jun 30, 2004 - Field Trip to Rome

Our field trip to Rome was alright. It took about 5 hours to get there by bus from Florence. Since the bus was running behind schedule, we only walked around for about 2 hours. I didn't mind because it was really hot that day. We stayed in this really nice hotel called Hotel Celicia. It was much nicer than the hotel we are staying at in Florence. My room had its own private balcony and a mini refrigerator! That night we walked down to the Trevi Fountain which looked very nice at night. Altogether I wasn't too impressed by Rome. It reminded...

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Jun 21, 2004 - Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy I still can't believe we are here. After seeing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel yesterday, I said wow once again. How incredible that we are here and seeing all this in person. We have gotten to Rome after some delay. We could not leave Cannes, France for an Italian Train strike. Though, that was nice at the time because it meant another day lounging on the French Riviera. There was also some delay in the train on our way to Rome, but we have gotten here. Teresa has only about a week and I might have even less. I have been...

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Jun 15, 2004 - S: Italy: Enjoying the history of Rome and Florence

Hi Friends, After relaxing in the Greek Islands, we headed back to Athens to catch a flight to Rome. Our original plans were to head northeast from Greece into eastern Europe and end our Europe travels in Italy but we decided to rearrange things a bit in order to hit Italy sooner in the summer season when it might be cooler, have fewer tourists, and my cousin Stephen and his fiancé, Samantha, would still be in Italy. We beat the heat, but not the tourists. In general, we enjoy outlying cities and the countryside villages far more than the...

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Armstrong Adventures

Jun 4, 2004 - Rome has lots to look at

We are currently in Rome right now and I have to say, the history here is very impressive and really cool. After getting in we walked down around the Colloseum and the Roman Forum, I thought the Roman Forum was really cool. I think tomorrow or Monday we are going to take an organized tour of the area to get some more information. We haven't gone inside the the colloseum yet, I am really looking forward to that. Today we will probably spend most of our day in Vatican City. We are going to do a tour and then see how much of it we want to go...

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Apr 8, 2004 - Florence/Rome

Got up this morning and headed straight to Florence. Skipped the leather demonstration in lieu of getting in line for one of the attractions. Unfortunately the line for the Uffizi Gallery was over two hours long so we decided to go to the Galleria Academia where Michelangelo's David is housed. Waited for an hour but got in and it was completely worth it. We weren't supposed to take pictures but I got in a couple shots nonetheless. The statue is much larger than I had anticipated (16 feet) and really quite something in person. We finished up...

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Colin's World Tour

Mar 29, 2004 - Roma Day 2.5

We are halfway into our third day in Rome. This is an amazing city. Everywhere you turn, there is something ancient and/or beautiful. We arrived here Saturday morning, after getting up at 5 a.m. to catch a plan from Lamezia Terma. We were met at the airport by a driver named Enzo, who drove v e r y s l o w l y to town, dropped our baggage off at the hotel, then took us to the USO just in time for the 9:15 a.m. walking tour of Rome. We saw the Pantheon, which has a dome whose engineering was not understood until the Renaissance; the Trevi...

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Mar 16, 2004 - Roma, Italia

NOTE: WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE NUMBER OF PICTURES WE HAVE POSTED FOR ROME, BUT IT IS JUST ONE OF THOSE CITIES WHERE ONE CAN NEVER PUT THE CAMERA AWAY. After a relatively uneventful journey from Istanbul to Rome, we arrived at the airport looking forward to this leg of the journey immensely. It was Rome, after all, the place that has been the center of the western world for so, so long. We had heard it was a walking museum, and certainly the drive from the airport proved this; we sat there in the taxi with out mouths wide open as we...

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World Trip 03/04

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